Mayor Walsh launches Small Business Center in Mattapan

Mayor Walsh to launch small business center and visit Main Street districts throughout Boston to deliver Main Streets Awards

Mass Innovation Nights event highlights black tech founders

Fourteen local black-owned technology and innovation companies showcased new products and services at last week’s Mass Innovation Nights product launch and networking event in Grove Hall.

Boston school students advocate for free bus passes

Boston public school students say the two-mile walk zone within which students are not eligible for free bus passes forces many to endure 40-minute walks to school.

Report: Boston Latinos get slim share of city jobs

The Greater Boston Latino Network released its Silent Crisis II report, detailing the lack of Latinos in high-ranking city jobs and on boards and commissions with decision-making power in the city.

Millionaires’ tax clears Legislature

During last week’s constitutional convention, an amendment that would apply a surtax on income over $1 million and direct revenue to public education and public infrastructure won the necessary approval to appear on statewide ballot.

Activists call for repeal of mandatory minimums

During a State House hearing on criminal justice reforms, proposals to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing for drug offenses took a strong focus.

What do you think of the changes Boston is going through?

It’s progress, but for whom? There’s new ideas, different proposals. You ask why people are building in the community and they say ‘There’s nothing here.’ There’s an entire culture here that could be moved away. — Ayanna Warfield, Chef, Roxbury

Reginald Jackson exhibit at Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists visualizes Yoruba tradition

“Orisha Domains Series” features dreamy, edited landscapes, the sort of natural destinations controlled and inspired by gods featured in the neighboring exhibition by Stephen Hamilton.“Orisha Domains Series” features dreamy, edited landscapes, the sort of natural destinations controlled and inspired by ...

Eighty diverse performers take over Harvard Square for Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Dance for World Community event

The all-day festival highlights the diversity of the Boston dance community with performances of dance styles from all over the world.Five stages hosted performances in and around the Sanctuary Theatre and the surrounding section of Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square.

Eastern Bank growth fund targets minority-owned firms

Through Business Equity Initiative, Eastern Bank is stepping up with a $10 million growth fund aimed at providing loans to build the capacity of businesses owned by people of color.

A long, proud history of honoring Roxbury’s past

Roxbury residents have long honored the colonial-era history of the neighborhood, which began in 1630 as one of the five original Puritan settlements in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Notable Roxbury residents who made their mark in history

Roxbury’s black community has produced outstanding citizens who have contributed much to Boston’s and the nation’s civic and cultural life.

Roxbury Homecoming celebrates longstanding friendships

Families, gangs and other groups stake out spaces with tents, awnings and chairs. Grills, coolers and tables laden with food and drink provide refreshments. Deejays spin classic soul and disco. Walking through the gatherings, held in Franklin Park, is like ...

Accidental addiction: Just one pill too many

All addiction is accidental, explained Dr. Zoe Weinstein, director of the Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service at Boston Medical Center, home of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine. “No one intends to become physically dependent on a substance, and then ...

Youth-led summit hits climate justice themes

The 11th annual YouthCAN Climate and Sustainability Summit, organized by the Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network (BLS YouthCAN) in partnership with the MIT Technology and Culture Forum, was held May 13 at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge. ...